List of California wildfires

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California has dry, windy and often hot weather conditions from spring through late autumn that can produce moderate to devastating wildfires.wikipedia
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Mendocino Complex Fire

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The Mendocino Complex Fire was the largest recorded fire complex in California history.

Thomas Fire

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It burned approximately 281,893 acre before being fully contained on January 12, 2018, making it the largest wildfire in modern California history at the time, being surpassed by the Ranch Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex, less than a year later in August 2018.

Cedar Fire (2003)

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The fire remains one of the largest wildfires in California history and, as of 2018, the third-largest wildfire in the state's modern history.


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The following is a list of notable wildfires of various sizes that have occurred in California.
A 2015 study indicates that the increase in fire risk in California may be attributable to human-induced climate change.

Camp Fire (2018)

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The Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history to date.

Rough Fire

, the fire had surpassed the Simi Fire on the list of Largest wildfires in California as it reached 110,134 acre.

Basin Complex Fire

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, the fire is the 11th largest wildfire in California, since accurate records began in 1932.

Laguna Fire

Laguna Fire (1970). 382 homes burned, killing eight people.
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Santiago Canyon Fire

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Santiago Canyon Fire (1889). Burned on the order of 310,000 acres (130,000 ha).
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Old Fire

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Ventura County, California

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It burned approximately 281,893 acre, becoming the largest wildfire in modern California history, before it was fully contained on January 12, 2018.

Happy Camp Complex Fire

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The fire, which would eventually consume 134,056 acre of land, was the largest fire of the 2014 California wildfire season and as of 2018, ranks 20th on the list of largest fires in state history.

2007 California wildfires

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2016 California wildfires

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2008 California wildfires

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Examples of this are the 1999 Megram Fire and the 2008 California wildfires.
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2015 California wildfires

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